Recipe | Mexican Lasagna, Perfect for a Super Bowl Gathering! (Sent in by Sue Ready)

Mexican Lasagna this is an original recipe. Cook’s notes: The following recipe was prepared in a 9 x 11 baking dish and serves 6- 8. For a 13 x 9 pan you will have to double ingredients, divide the mixture into thirds and make three layers of the corn tortillas. Pair the main dish with cornbread, a fruit salad and a Mexican beer. - Sue Ready

Seasonal resident, Sue Ready writes a food column for a newspaper in Walker, Minnesota. The column highlights dishes inspired by the changing seasons. Mexican Lasagna is perfect for a Super bowl gathering. (Thank you for sharing, Sue!)

Ingredients:
  • 1-lb. ground beef or Chorizo sausage 
  • ½-3/4 cup onions diced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • ½ red pepper diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • optional chiles
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • 1-16 oz. jar of salsa
  • 1/3 of the can refried beans
  • 8 oz. of enchilada sauce 
  • ½ can of corn (11 oz.) drained and rinsed (could use Mexican style corn) 
  • ½ can of black beans (15 oz.) or dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3-4 cups (small package) of Mexican cheese (package found in dairy section) 
  • 1 package of yellow corn tortillas (6 inch size) you will need 10 for a 9 inch baking dish
Directions:
  1. Brown ground beef or sausage with onions, red/green peppers and minced garlic 
  2. Drain and add mixture back to fry pan
  3. Add in spices, salsa, enchilada sauce, refried beans, corn, beans
  4. Cook on low heat for 10 minutes uncovered
  5. Grease 9 x 11 baking pan and place 4 tortillas in bottom of pan overlapping-to fill in spaces. Tear another tortilla into fourths to fill in corners and sides 
  6. Place half of the meat mixture on top of tortillas and ½ of the cheese
  7. Repeat with another layer ending with cheeses, black olives can be added at this time
  8. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25 minutes-remove foil and cook 10 minutes longer
  9. Let set 15 minutes before cutting
  10. Serve on the side with chopped tomatoes/lettuce/sour cream/guacamole
Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, lettuce, sliced black olives, guacamole

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